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Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Bring Jazzy Holiday Favorites to City WineryChicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Bring Jazzy Holiday Favorites to City Winery
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) return to City Winery by popular request for another concert featuring fresh interpretations of seasonal favorites. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order Today; Full Tracklist!DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order Today; Full Tracklist!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Dear Evan Hansen, released on Atlantic Records, is available for pre-order today, Friday, December 2 at all DSPs here. (more...)

BWW Review: Tori Scott Provides Post-Election Catharsis in SEEING DOUBLE at Joe's PubBWW Review: Tori Scott Provides Post-Election Catharsis in SEEING DOUBLE at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Nov 30, 2016

Early on in Tori Scott's SEEING DOUBLE, the woman of the hour deadpanned, 'I've been in a rut since birth.' If that's the case, we should all be so lucky. But on the subject of things that could be going better, throughout Scott's performance at Joe's Pub on November 13, the unofficial theme of the night was, 'Could this year get any worse?' With the election still looming large, Scott took the stage, explaining she'd been looking forward to the show because she was in need of some attention, before adding, 'Then Tuesday happened and I needed group therapy.' (more...)

Star of Broadway's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN -
Mary Bridget Davies hits B.B. Kings this WednesdayStar of Broadway's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - Mary Bridget Davies hits B.B. Kings this Wednesday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer MARY BRIDGET DAVIES' journey began in her hometown of Cleveland, OH in 2001 when she first started singing in local bands, and she hasn't slowed down since.  (more...)

VIDEO: Aretha Franklin Transfixes America with Performance of National AnthemVIDEO: Aretha Franklin Transfixes America with Performance of National Anthem
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin performed 'The Star-Spangled Banner' before the NFL's Detroit Lions' game against the Minnesota Vikings. Below, check out the spectacular 4-minute and 35-second spiritual version of the National Anthem (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL at ASU GammageBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL at ASU Gammage
by Lee Cooley - Nov 25, 2016

Thanks to @BwayAmerica for sharing Julia Knitel as Carole King with Phoenix @ASUGammage. #SomeKindOfWonderful (more...)

A.C.T. Replaces HERE LIES LOVE with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINA.C.T. Replaces HERE LIES LOVE with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) announced today the cancellation of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love,originally scheduled to close A.C.T.'s 2016-17 season. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary Summer of Love in San Francisco-coinciding with A.C.T.'s 50th anniversary-A.C.T. will now present the critically acclaimed musical, A Night with Janis Joplin.  (more...)

Joseph Arthur & Nicole Atkins and Sonny Knight & the Lakers to Play City Winery This WeekendJoseph Arthur & Nicole Atkins and Sonny Knight & the Lakers to Play City Winery This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Joseph Arthur and Nicole Atkins and Sonny Knight & the Lakers will perform at City Winery, Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph, this Thanksgiving Weekend.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUESPhoto Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

DJ Khaled to Perform 'Do You Mind' ft. Nicki Minaj & More on 2016 AMA'sDJ Khaled to Perform 'Do You Mind' ft. Nicki Minaj & More on 2016 AMA's
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Music producer, recording artist and social-media superstar DJ Khaled will be joined on stage by Nicki Minaj, August Alsina, Future and Rick Ross to perform their hit new song, "Do You Mind," at the '2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Original Broadway Cast Recording Out This Winter; Get 'Waving Through a Window' Track with Pre-Order!DEAR EVAN HANSEN Original Broadway Cast Recording Out This Winter; Get 'Waving Through a Window' Track with Pre-Order!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Atlantic Records and Dear Evan Hansen producer Stacey Mindich announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Dear Evan Hansen will be released on Atlantic Records this winter. (more...)

Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. Continues to Expand and Grow its OperationsHollywall Entertainment, Inc. Continues to Expand and Grow its Operations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

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Darrah Carr Dance to Premiere CELTIC JAZZ TRYST at Irish Arts CenterDarrah Carr Dance to Premiere CELTIC JAZZ TRYST at Irish Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Irish Arts Center will welcome back Bessie Award-nominated Darrah Carr Dance in Celtic Jazz Tryst, November 18-20. (more...)

Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. (more...)

Enjoy THE ROB MATHES HOLIDAY CONCERT with Vaneese Thomas and James 'D-Train' Williams Sunday, 12/18Enjoy THE ROB MATHES HOLIDAY CONCERT with Vaneese Thomas and James 'D-Train' Williams Sunday, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Rob Mathes Holiday Concert, a tradition since 1993, finally comes to Manhattan this December for one concert only! Don't miss an afternoon with Emmy winner and Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Rob Mathes as he lights up the Schimmel stage with his all-star six-piece horn section and a backing band filled with studio legends from SNL, David Letterman's Late Show, and Paul Simon's band. Celebrated vocalists Vaneese Thomas and James 'D-Train' Williams round out the powerhouse cast. Expect an afternoon filled with high-energy reimaginings and a celebration of the holiday spirit! (more...)

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Darlene Love Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 12/18Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Darlene Love Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love when she returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse onSunday, December 18 at 8 p.m.  Love's classics and holiday songs are all delivered with her signature dynamic vocal delivery that theNew York Times has hailed as 'a thunderbolt voice embedded in the history of rock n' roll…' and Rolling Stone has called 'a rare instrument sturdy enough to vault over Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound.'  She returns as part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series after sold-out performances in 2014 and 2015.  From her first No. 1 recording, "He's A Rebel," through her string of hits with the legendary "Wall of Sound" hit factory ("Da Doo Ron Ron," "He's Sure The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" and "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"), to the countless songs she sang backup on for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha Franklin, Darlene Love is still blazing a trail of success in the music industry!  It's the perfect event for dinner and a show - visit Bernard's (20 West Lane, Ridgefield) on the day of the show for a great Prix Fixe Menu when you present your tickets to this performance - Reservations suggested.  The show is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa with media sponsor is WEBE 108fm. (more...)

Watch Carlos Santana's & More Inspiring World Peace Anthem 'Wake Up'Watch Carlos Santana's & More Inspiring World Peace Anthem 'Wake Up'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The stunning collaboration is a heartfelt appeal to the world to recognize and address inequality and impoverishment, a cause incredibly personal and important to all the amazing artists involved. 'Wake Up' will be featured on Saran's third album, produced and co-written by Narada Michael Walden, which will be released in early 2017. (more...)

Legendary drummer, Bernard Purdie, inks drumstick endorsement deal with Rich SticksLegendary drummer, Bernard Purdie, inks drumstick endorsement deal with Rich Sticks
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

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Singer/Songwriter Jordan Hurwitz Announces 'Lovesick' EPSinger/Songwriter Jordan Hurwitz Announces 'Lovesick' EP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

American singer/songwriter Jordan Hurwitz is releasing her latest EP with 3-time Grammy, Emmy, and Oscar winning producer Narada Michael Walden arranging and producing six new original songs that showcase her evolving musical maturity and depth in her songwriting. (more...)

Martina Arroyo Foundation 12th Annual Fundraising Gala to Take Place TonightMartina Arroyo Foundation 12th Annual Fundraising Gala to Take Place Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 12th Annual Fundraising Gala, a celebration of Prelude to Performance, Role Class and Outreach Programs, will be held on Monday, November 7, 2016 beginning with a cocktail hour and silent auction at 6:30pm in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House,160 Central Park South, NYC. (more...)

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